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Rome fest to fete Richard Gere

Event secures peek at 'Breaking Dawn' footage

Richard Gere will be honored at the sixth Rome Film Festival, which has also recruited Michael Mann for an onstage conversation and secured a sneak peek of “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part I.”

Gere, who will receive the fest’s Marcus Aurelius lifetime achievement award, will hold a public chat about his early career, following a screening of a restored copy of Terrence Malick’s 1978 “Days of Heaven,” in which the thesp played his first starring role.

Previous recipients of the nod include Sean Connery, Al Pacino and Meryl Streep.

The Eternal City extravaganza announced it has added Curtis Hanson’s HBO financial thriller telepic “Too Big to Fail” in an out-of-competition slot and James Marsh’s docu “Project Nim” in the Extra section.

A high-profile “Twilight” event is being prepared by the Alice in the City kiddie section ahead of the Nov. 16 day-and-date release of “Breaking Dawn — Part I.” Belgian helmer Vincent Lannoo’s “Vampires” follow-up, “Little Glory,” will also unspool in the section.

As previously announced, fest opens Oct. 27 with Luc Besson’s “The Lady,” a biopic of Burmese opposition pol Aung San Suu Kyi, recently released after 15 years under house arrest, with the Gallic helmer and stars Michelle Yeoh and David Thewlis in tow. The fest closes Nov. 4.

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